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  • Five Patriotic Nail Art Designs To Get You In The 4th of July Spirit!

    Posted on 06/30/2014 by Rachel1016

    Okay. Even though it seems like June just started, *looks at watch* can you believe July is almost here?! Summer is no longer kicking off, y'all. It is ALIVE and thriving, and the arrival of the most patriotic month of the year can only mean one thing, right? 4th of July preparations! In between firing up the grill for your BBQ party and securing your best red, white and blue outfit, take a look at some 4th of July manicures that just scream star spangled GLAMOUR! *`*`\*/^*~\**`~\/**\*/?~*\?~/\ <-- That's our best attempt at firework emojis.

    July 4th Nail Art

    Credit: Amber Did It

    What we love most about this 4th of July nail art (other than the polka dots, of course) is that it's just begging to be recreated at home. You wont need any fancy stencils or brushes, just a steady hand and some glitter polish!

    July 4th Nail Art

    Credit: Dressed Up Nails

    Um, how cute are those bows? Major props to our gal at Dressed Up Nails for perfecting this intricate design!

    July 4th Nail Art

    Credit: Dressed Up Nails


    And for a less obvious option, this solid red, white and blue manicure with glitter embellishments will have you feeling all 'Merica without the fuss!

    July 4th Nail Art

    Credit: @Onthecoastnails Instagram

    Raise your hand if these nails make you want to open up one of those red white and blue firework popsicles! *Raises hand*

    July 4th Nail Art

    Credit: Wondrously Polished

    The good ole American Flag. Simple, traditional, chic. And have you ever seen more perfect stripes? The artist behind Wondrously Polished really ~nailed~ this patriotic mani.

    Which July 4th nail art design is your fave? Let us know in the comments!

  • Five Reasons We Love Summer Fashion!

    Posted on 06/09/2014 by Rachel1016

    The sun is out, and 'tis the season to shed some layers! There are countless reasons the summer season rocks our socks off (literally because, you know, ~heat~), but summer fashion is probably one of the things we look forward to most. And here's why!

    COLOR ME VIBRANT

    Summer Fashion

    Bright hues and hot weather go together. It's a fact! Summer is a great time to experiment with bold colors and accent pieces, even if you have a thing for neutrals. Don't be afraid to get noticed! Crave neon? Shine Bright. Love turquoise? Us, too.

    LIFE'S A BEACH

    Summer Fashion

    It's summer. It's hot. It's humid. The last thing you want to do is spend hours subjecting your luscious locks to added heat of hair dryers, curling irons and straighteners. Get yourself some sea salt texturizing spray, and fall in love with the breezy, beach wave hairstyle! Not only will it appear as if you just emerged from the saline sea, but the less perfect the 'do, the better it looks!

    MAKE A STATEMENT

    Summer Fashion

    What you give up in layers, you make up for in accessories during the warm-weather months. Statement jewelry can transform an otherwise subdued outfit into a showstopper. And if subtle is, in fact, your modus operandi, cooler pieces with chunky shapes strike a perfect balance!

    PEDICURE PRIDE

    Summer Fashion

    State the obvious: Sandals and flip-flops are a staple of any summer wardrobe. And since you're probably not going to be stomping on the sand in combat boots (unless you're into that sorta thing!), bearing your feet is inevitable. We love summer footwear because it invites us to show off a little color on our toes (and also encourages all-around good hygiene). Hot pink, fiery red, gentle lilac -- the colors abound! Plus, we all know pedicures last way longer than manicures so if you're going to treat yourself, why not make it count?!

    HEAD IN THE GAME

    Summer Fashion

    During the summer, sometimes (read: almost always) practicality wins. You can never quite overestimate the strength of the sun, but you can always shield it in style. We love vintage-inspired sunglasses with round frames, and fedora hats might as well be called super chic shade-makers. Plus, when you're trying to tame those pesky baby hairs on windier days at the shore, colorful cloth hairbands are a BLESSING.


    Do you have a favorite summer item? Let us know what how you're shaking up your summer style in the comments!

  • '90s Are All That: '90s Fashion Throwback!

    Posted on 05/29/2014 by Rachel1016

    Oh hey, '90s fans. Grab your Tomagotchis, lace up your Airwalks, and throw it on back to a time when neon fanny packs, over-sized flannel shirts, backward baseball caps, and explosions of color reigned supreme. You know you loved the ridiculousness of '90s fashion, so we rounded up some of our favorite moments from '90s Nick shows to demonstrate just how sartorially EPIC its characters were!

    Take a look at the outfits from shows like Clarissa Explains It All, Hey Dude!, Alex Mack, Salute Your Shorts, Doug and more, and you'll see that memorable fashion is just one of of the many reasons the '90s were, indeed, all that.

    90s Throwback Fashion

    Gypsy sleeves and patchwork denim? Yes, please. Clarissa taught us many a lesson about owning your personal style.

    90s Throwback Fashion

    The over-sized khaki shorts and all-denim-everything look of the Hey Dude era definitely contributed to our dreams of living on a ranch.

    90s Throwback Fashion

    We just have two words for you: bucket hat.

    Want to see more wacky and totally awesome outfits? Check out the rest of our favorite '90s fashion moments here!

  • Style 101 With Cristine Prosperi: Transition Outfits

    Posted on 12/31/2013 by Cristine Prosperi

    Style 101 With Cristine Prosperi

    Photo Credit: Cristine Prosperi's Instagram / @crisprosperi.
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    I hate going from volleyball practice to a friend's house while looking like a slob, but I don't always have time to completely change outfits. Do you have any suggestions for cute transition outfits?

    I always have this problem, but with going out after the gym! My suggestion? LEGGINGS. Leggings are fashion's gift to the world. You can go from home, to work out, to the mall and back again with them on. They look clean cut and are comfortable to top it off!

    Coming from practice? Pack a cute sweater to change into after and tie your hair back in a neat pony. Spritz a little perfume on and you're ready to go! But ladies, remember…when wearing leggings, always (and I'm talking ALWAYS) wear a longer shirt to cover that booty!

  • Style 101 With Cristine Prosperi: Wouldn't Be Caught Dead In...

    Posted on 12/24/2013 by Cristine Prosperi

    Style 101 With Cristine Prosperi


    What is one item of clothing or an accessory you would never be caught dead wearing?

    Oh wow. I think I could go on for days with this question!!! And I'm not sure that's a good thing! I would never ever ever be caught dead wearing those rubber slippers (CROCS)!!! Although, when we film Degrassi, all the girls wear them in between scenes... Yes they are comfortable! But they are not cute people!! Even on set when someone takes a photo of us, I always take them off for the photo. I cannot stand them!

    Another fashion DON'T for me: pajama pants... in public! Why do people still do this?! Throw on a pair of leggings! Come on!

    The photo below is one of Imogen's outfits. Can you spot those ugly slippers?


  • Style 101 With Cristine Prosperi: Time To Boot Up!

    Posted on 12/16/2013 by Cristine Prosperi

    Style 101 With Cristine Prosperi


    There are so many cute styles of boots but I don't know how to pair them with outfits! What types of boots go best with pants vs. skirts and dresses?

    I can see how this could get tricky! Lucky for us, there are so many different styles of boots to choose from these days! Boots have become such a staple in people's wardrobes. In my opinion, it's always good to have booties, knee high boots and a motorcycle boot.

    I used to be a little frightened about wearing any style of boots with skirts, but these days you can totally pull that off. When wearing a skirt I would probably wear booties with a small heel. Or if it's a little colder outside throw on a pair of leggings and knee high boots. For knee highs, I would suggest getting a tighter boot so they hug your calves!


  • Style 101 With Cristine Prosperi: Fresh And Easy Hairstyles!

    Posted on 12/10/2013 by Cristine Prosperi

    Style 101 With Cristine Prosperi

    Photo Credit: Cristine Prosperi's Instagram / @crisprosperi.
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    I always wear my hair down and am bored with it, what are some easy hairstyles that I can start doing to amp up my look?

    Good question! I've always said my mood reflects on how good my hair looks!! So lately I have been trying out new hairstyles. Sometimes it's a bit of a hassle to style it perfectly and take the time to curl it. My motto... The messier the better! If you wake up with a bad hair day, there's nothing a little teasing can't fix. Teasing creates volume and volume is hot!

    Have a little more time? Curl SOME pieces of your hair to add a beach wave effect. Then gently run your fingers through your hair so the waves don't look so styled!

    P.S. Curls look better the second day, so you don't need to wash your hair the day after. SCORE! Another quick easy style... Slicked back ponytail. Nothing looks more professional then a neat pony to show off that beautiful face!


  • Style 101 With Cristine Prosperi: My Favorite Makeup Product!

    Posted on 12/03/2013 by Cristine Prosperi

    Style 101 With Cristine Prosperi

    Photo Credit: Cristine Prosperi's Instagram / @crisprosperi.
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    What's your go-to makeup product?

    I don't wear a lot of makeup, but when I do my fav product is a great concealer, which I mostly use under my eyes. Sometimes, a lack of sleep or even just stress can really enhance those under-eye bags. Using concealer just brightens up your whole makeup look!

    You can also use concealer to contour your face, but don't forget to blend it in! Whether you need to brighten under-eye circles or cover redness and blemishes, it always does the trick. Annie Clark (a.k.a Fiona Coyne) actually passed this tip along to me. I never go anywhere without bringing it! It's a life saver.


  • Style 101 With Cristine Prosperi: All About Accessories!

    Posted on 11/25/2013 by Cristine Prosperi

    All About Accessories


    How many pieces of jewelry do you wear for different occasions? If you go all-out with your earrings, do you scale it back in other areas?

    Great question. I used to go all out with jewelry... Lots of bracelets was definitely my thing. However, as I've gotten older I've learned that simplicity is key. I think if I'm going to wear a lot of jewelry with an outfit it'll be thinner/smaller pieces. I wish I would experiment more with necklaces or earrings, but I hardly wear either.

    A lot people look at jewelry as a second thought, but it should always be important. I think if you're going for a more casual look, a few thin bracelets mixed with small rings is cool and trendy. However going out to an occasion is when you can bring out a chunkier piece.



  • Style 101 With Cristine Prosperi: The Natural Makeup Look

    Posted on 11/19/2013 by Cristine Prosperi

    Fall In Love With Fall Fashion


    What are some subtle ways to wear makeup without having it caked all over my face? I just want a little something.

    I feel you, girl! Makeup is such a tricky thing to master and I am NO professional. I don't like wearing that much makeup because I wear so much when we film Degrassi! Usually my daily routine consists of a little bit of blush, filling in my eyebrows, and if I'm feeling adventurous that day, mascara will make the line-up.

    Sometimes I even skip all of that! A hint of tinted moisturizer and a pop of lip colour can do the trick! I've been wearing no makeup lately with a deep purple lip. So effortless but still so stylish! Remember ladies... less is MORE!